Friday, October 17, 2008

Working myself to Death

Last Halloween, this lovely skeleton was hanging up in my husband's office. This year I can relate to this so much!
I have taken on a second job, doing in bound sales calls from home for an awesome company. This job has really taken over all my spare time. I have been working anywhere from 20 hours to 30 hours a week. Let me tell you that doesn't leave much time for spinning and painting yarn!
But, guess what? I finished my blanket! I know, I know...I actually finished a blanket. It's a miracle.
Drew's football games are starting to come to an end. It doesn't look like his team will make the playoffs. Darn it! Also, on the football news, most of you know what a die hard Razorback fan I am. I scored some pretty amazing tickets from a person my sister works with for the November 1st game! Yay! I can not wait!
Hope you are having a wonderful month and enjoying the fall weather. Happy crafting!

Monday, October 6, 2008


With the elections right around the corner, I am sure you are all as tired of these words as I am. Yes, the elections are important, don't get me wrong. I am just so tired of hearing about voting.

But, this is a bit different. Guess what I am going to do.....YES, ask you to vote! But, not for our country...for a small country farm. Many times I have talked about Martha's Vineyard Fiber Farm. You know how near and dear this farm is to my heart. I have been a share holder for over a year, and as long as Susan has it in her to offer the shares, I will continue to stay involved.

This is where I need you. The farm has been nominated to win a $5000 technical makeover. This is an amazing opportunity. With this money, Susan plans on using the money to update her computer and to set up a webcam system. She already does an amazing job of keeping us involved in her farm, but with the cameras, we can take a peek at the lambs anytime. Plus she plans on putting a camera in the lambing barn, so when the little ones are born, we can all take part in the joy.

So, here comes the request...please go VOTE! It is super simple. You do not have to register to vote or anything. All you have to do is click the "like it" tab, that's it. She only needs about 400 votes to win and it goes until tomorrow night. When I started writing this blog she was at 1,152 votes.

Please CLICK HERE to vote.

Here is a video of Susan talking about her farm and showing off all the animals. There is also a birthing moment on the video, just wanted to warn you, if you are a bit squeamish.

Also, please, please, please pass this on! The voting closes tomorrow and it would just be awesome to see her win. Thank you so much! ♥

By the way, when I finished writing this, the vote count was already at 1,172! Go Go Go!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Pamper Me Please

Sorry for the lack of posts over the last couple weeks. I could give you loads of excuses...I started a new job, I was in a deep depression over the Razorback-Alabama loss, followed by a Texas loss, and then topped off with a Florida spanking. Poor Hogs. Actually the list could go on and on...but I will spare you. With all this going on, I have been thinking about spoiling myself a bit with some pampering. Doing a search of The AREtsy Team items through Etsy (click here to search AREtsy) I noticed this really cool shop.

Today I want to focus on this seller on Etsy. Actually a husband/wife team. Melissa and Dave opened up their Etsy Shop PamperMePlease in February of 2008.


All of these yummy creations are actually bath and body products "Made just to Spoil you" Body washes and scrubs and tons of other items just to Pamper and Spoil the diva in all of us. They also offer some awesome cards, stuffed animals, and cute handmade gift boxes. I also love the baby shower items and gifts.

Check out their Etsy Profile to see the long list of sensation scents they offer.

Also, be sure to head on over to their BLOG to enter in to win some handmade soap and keep up to date on all their newest creations. Thanks Melissa and Dave for offering these awesome pampering creations in such a cool and unique way. I look forward to indulging in your products.